5 California Historical Landmarks You Need to See Near Mendocino

view of the Mendocino Lighthouse with overlaying text saying download our free vacation guideNorthern California is the perfect, relaxing getaway, but did you know it also offers a fine selection of landmarks that carry on our heritage through time? Indeed, Mendocino and its surrounding areas boast a handful of fascinating historical buildings. In this blog, we’ll walk you through some of our favorite California historical landmarks to help you map out an itinerary, and make sure you have the ultimate journey back in time. Read on, take notes, and start planning an unforgettable visit to Mendocino today! Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide. This great tool can help you find the top local restaurants, events, shops, outdoor activities, museums, and more.

Are you Ready to Discover These California Historical Landmarks in Mendocino?


Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society

Start your journey to the past at the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society. It’s a great starting point to learn about Northern California history as well as showing off the local heritage. Guided walks around town are available during the warmer months for locals as well as visitors on Fridays and Saturdays. You’ll not only soak in the magnificent views but also learn about all the different landmarks you encounter.

Kelly House Museum

The Kelly House Museum was opened in 1972 to preserve the history of Mendocino. It welcomes visitors for tours and visitors four days a week. As you tour the house, discover a variety of historical objects, documents, and photographs, explore the local geography, industry, architecture, and uncover the secrets of this quaint Northern California town.


Point Arena Lighthouse

Point Arena Lighthouse is an iconic building you can’t miss during your stay in Mendocino! The lighthouse was established in 1870 and is now an iconic attraction of the Pacific Northeast. It offers an interactive and visual experience like no other with its brick and mortar facade and ornate staircase. Take a tour of the 115-foot tower and enjoy a stunning, 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean from the top!

Mendocino Presbyterian Church

Do you want to see original buildings in Mendocino? Head over to the Mendocino Presbyterian Church! It’s been around since the beginnings of our coastal town and is the first church ever built here back in 1858.


Time and Maiden Statue

The Time and Maiden Statue stands on top of the old Mendocino Bank. While the building has changed hands a few times throughout the past century, the statues remained the same. This landmark was built in the 1860s as a home to the local Masonic Lodge. The statues were carved from redwood by Erik Jensen Albertson and are just as beautiful as when he carved them.

Enjoy a Slower Pace During Your Relaxing Stay at Sea Rock Inn

View of the property facing the ocean under orange skyAre you ready to leave your worries and stress behind? Check them at the door when you come to Sea Rock Inn and enjoy the most relaxing and serene vacation ever. Let the breeze from the Pacific Ocean soothe your mind and body, and let us pamper you like you deserve!

Discover our incredible selection of high-end accommodations and amenities, and even treat yourself to a package. For example, stay in our Junior Suite 15a! You’ll love its soft and earthy colors, not to mention its spectacular view of the garden and ocean. Add the Yoga Shine Mendocino package to help you get rid of all the tension in your body. You can also pair it with a delectable massage at our spa. Last but not least, you’ll be offered each morning a delicious, homemade breakfast; it’s so good you’ll wish it were morning all day long!


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